ADDRESS

979 Buckley Highway
Union, CT 06076

PHONE

860-684-4913

Our hours are: Monday 1-4 pm, Wednesday 5-8 pm, and Saturday 9-1 pm.

Donate locally this year!

Donate locally this year!

The Union School Association is seeking donations in order to show appreciation for the staff of the Union School this year. Please consider giving back to this vital part of our community. Details and contact information listed in the image below.

Extended Fall Hours

Friends, we are currently offering extended hours:

  • Monday 1-5
  • Wednesday 2-8
  • Saturday 9-2

We have added these hours so that we may be more available to you, our library community – so let us know if you like them!

“BOOks!”

Trick or Treat, smell my feet, Give me something good to read!

Join us at the library Halloween morning (Saturday 10/31) from 9am – 2pm for a Halloween goodie bag! Come in costume if you like. Hot cider will be available inside, while goodie bags will be available outside for those wishing to maintain an extra safe social distance. See you there!

Take Home Activities Available

Take Home Activities Available 

Friday May 1

Week 1 – “Learn Something New”

Take a field trip to the library’s front porch, and check out the free activities we have there. This week’s activities include origami kits, paper plane designing kits, and kits to learn card games and card tricks.

The coming weeks will have different activities available, including Outdoor Adventure Kits, Detective Kits, different arts and crafts, and other projects. Stay tuned for weekly updates! Drop us a line with any feedback, activities you’re excited about, or activities you may have missed out on. Expanded or continued options will depend on community feedback, so let us know what you think!

Contact Librarian Cailin at: 860-684-4913 or littlelibrary9797@gmail.com

Don’t Forget E-Books!

Remember – you have access to free e-books, shows, and movies through the Hoopla platform! See the “What is Hoopla?” tab for step-by-step instructions on setting up your account.

Contact us with any questions at littlelibrary979@gmail.com

Little Free Library

“Little Free Library”

To tide you over until we can allow regular browsing in the library building, we have set up a “Little Free Library” on our front porch. All materials are free. All materials have been very minimally handled in the past weeks. Take whatever you like, enjoy, and be healthy. You do not need to bring it back! There is no timeline and no obligation.

There is one box of adult reading materials, one book of juvenile reading materials, one box of DVDs, and one box of extra goodies.

We will rotate in new materials regularly, so if you don’t initially see something you like, continue to check back.

Library Update

Library Update

Hello everyone – The library building is closed to the public until further notice, as a precautionary measure. We will update you as the situation evolves. Staff continues to be available through phone and email.

Accessing Books & Movies Online

Dear Library Community –

As a Union Free Public Library member, you have access to Hoopla, a resource that you access from an electronic device (tablet, computer, or smart phone) to read e-books, watch movies, and listen to audio books for free. We have increased the number of checkouts that you are allowed per month from 5 to 10. Please use this resource as you practice social distancing in the coming weeks.

To access this resource, you will need your 14-digit library card number, as well as an email account. This number is found on the back of your library card. If you do not know your library card number, or need further instruction on how to set up access to Hoopla, please leave a message with the library staff by emailing littlelibrary979@gmail.com, or by calling 860-684-4913. We will continue to be accessible via these channels of communication.

Sincerely, Librarian Cailin Rae

Library Closings

Dear Library Community:

To help ensure the continued health of our staff and of the Union community, we will be closed Wednesday the 18th of March.

Before we reopen to the public we will be performing a “deep clean” of the library building.

As we receive further information regarding the containment of Covid-19, we will continue to evaluate the best way to serve the community in a safe and healthy way. We will continue to monitor our email account and check our phone messages, so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out either at littlelibrary979@gmail.com or by calling 860-684-4913.

Remember that you may access free online e-books, movies, and audio books by logging in to the online catalogue using the number on your library card. Electronic resources are accessed through two platforms: Libby (aka Overdrive) and Hoopla. If you are accessing these platforms on your phone or tablet, you will need to download the free app through your app store. Links to these platforms will open right from the Union Library website, under the “Catalogue” drop-down menu.

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to reopen soon!

Sincerely, Librarian Cailin Rae

Open House!

Join us Saturday January 26th, 9:30 to 1:00, for an informational open house! We’ll have hot cocoa, coffee, and snacks, and will be answering questions about our new e-book service Hoopla…or any other library questions you may have!

This is a great opportunity to come meet your librarians and chat with your neighbors. Drop in any time, we’ll see you there!

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